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Title: Thermoelectric materials and methods for synthesis thereof

Abstract

Materials having improved thermoelectric properties are disclosed. In some embodiments, lead telluride/selenide based materials with improved figure of merit and mechanical properties are disclosed. In some embodiments, the lead telluride/selenide based materials of the present disclosure are p-type thermoelectric materials formed by adding sodium (Na), silicon (Si) or both to thallium doped lead telluride materials. In some embodiments, the lead telluride/selenide based materials are formed by doping lead telluride/selenides with potassium.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1207238
Patent Number(s):
9099601
Application Number:
13/799,498
Assignee:
The Trustees of Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01P - INDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO STRUCTURAL AND PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF SOLID INORGANIC COMPOUNDS
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001299
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 13
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Ren, Zhifeng, Zhang, Qinyong, Zhang, Qian, and Chen, Gang. Thermoelectric materials and methods for synthesis thereof. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Ren, Zhifeng, Zhang, Qinyong, Zhang, Qian, & Chen, Gang. Thermoelectric materials and methods for synthesis thereof. United States.
Ren, Zhifeng, Zhang, Qinyong, Zhang, Qian, and Chen, Gang. Tue . "Thermoelectric materials and methods for synthesis thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1207238.
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